The 2021 season ended for Raúl Ruidíaz and Seattle Sounders with defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake in the first round of the MLS Eastern Conference playoffs. Now, the American club will have to think about planning for 2022, the year for which it has the Peruvian striker.
This Thursday, amid rumors about an alleged interest of Mexican clubs to specify the signing of the ‘Flea’, Seattle Sounders made known through a statement that he exercised the contract option for 2022 for Ruidíaz and other footballers.
Seattle Sounders FC announced today that it is exercising 2022 multi-player contract options, putting the club’s roster at 19 players signed for next season. The Rave Greens have already officially entered the 2021-2022 offseason, with preparations underway for the next season. “, detailed the entity.
In addition to Ruidíaz, Sounders also communicated that he applied the extension of the link with Xavier Arreaga, Josh Atencio, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Joao Paulo, Jimmy Medranda and Jordan Morris. While “Twelve additional players are under contract for next season, including Reed Baker-Whiting, Léo Chú, Ethan Dobbelaere, Stefan Frei, Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Danny Leyva, Nicolás Lodeiro, Nouhou, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Cristian Roldan, Brad Smith and Andrew Thomas ”.
In the post, there were statements from the club’s general manager and soccer president, Garth Lagerwey. The manager regretted the early elimination of the team in a penalty shootout.
“While we had higher aspirations for our playoff streak this year, we had a successful regular season and a good run in the Leagues Cup. I would like to thank our players for their hard work, as well as our staff for their contributions day after day.” , said.
On the other hand, Seattle Sounders reported that it declined to renew the contracts of Nicolas Benezet, Jordy Delem, Shandon Hopeau, Fredy Montero, Trey Muse, Spencer Richey and Kelyn Rowe. Also, Will Bruin, Stefan Cleveland and Shane O’Neill are out of contract.
For now, the Seattle Sounders have these players on their roster:
PORTEROS (2): Stefan Frei, Andrew Thomas
DEFENDERS (6): Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Xavier Arreaga, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Jimmy Medranda, Nouhou, Brad Smith
Midfielders (8): Josh Atencio, Reed Baker-Whiting, Léo Chú, Ethan Dobbelaere, João Paulo, Danny Leyva, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Roldan
FORWARDS (3): Jordan Morris, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Raúl Ruidíaz